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Matthew Kidd
Matthew Kidd
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Member Since
March 10, 2013
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

ACBLmerge, ACBLgamedump, Payoff Matrix, and Lead Solver developer

La Jolla unit (526) webmaster and vice-president (former president 2012-2018)

Photographer / Photoshopper (over 2800 player thumbnails created)

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Winning a two session regional open pairs event partnering with a smart NLM (winning made him a LM)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Your rarest distribution
Strictly speaking, I'm voting 10-3-0-0 for a partner who isn't on BBO. But I shuffled the hand at the San Diego regional and gave it a good eight or nine shuffles. The auction was 1 5 5 to me. What should one do with x ...
Online awards
It's a mistake to discount the community ("where all my friends are") aspect. I once told a smart local limited game player that he should play the open. He wasn't going to win but he wouldn't embarrass himself either. He didn't really disagree, didn't seem ...
Thinking with singleton
Not always. I thought for a long time with a singleton at trick one in third seat once. My very good opponents were bent out of shape. But it seemed like a reasonable "plan the defense" hesitation to me. The auction had started 1x X XX P and the declaring ...
An unusual squeeze
I had Chien-Hwa Wang's book on my shelf for several years but put off reading it. When I finally did, I thought it was better written than I had expected. The final sentence though is a fantasy: "Our playing abilities are continually advancing, and some day we may find ...
Software to quiz on a bidding system?
Mike Lawrence had something along these lines. Probably [url="][i]The Devyn Press Handbook of Partnership Understandings[/i][/url] (2006). Might have just been named [i]Partnership Understandings[/i] originally. But all I have is some xeroxed pages from it that I can ...
An unusual squeeze
I've seen one of these clash menaces, combined with a ruffing menace even. See [url=][i]Criss-Cross Ruffing Clash Squeeze[/i][/url]. Our opponents did not find this squeeze but bidding 6 was still a tie for top board.
Expensive and random gold points
Though it will not be enough to help Chris, we should have a five minute "hospitality" break at the middle of an 18 board session and two breaks for a 26 board session. I play reasonably fast and so do most of my partners so I usually have time to ...
Expensive and random gold points
I find Nic Hammond's assertion plausible. Even if it is only 40 tables, we are down to $1.50 / player in directing costs at the highest rate, leaving the ACBL with a profit of $6.50 per player on a $10 / session card fee and $10.50 per player ...
Expensive and random gold points
I think most units will be fine without any support. I'm vice-president of our unit and was president for several years. The city owns the building where we hold our unit games and it closed the facility last month for all use. So we have no rent obligation. We ...
Expensive and random gold points
I think there is an official guideline for how many tables there should be per director for ACBL tournaments but I don't feel like digging it up. I think it is 13-17. There is always a minor tug-a-war between the ACBL, which wants to lard up your tournament with ...
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